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on foreign policy or national security, but because this is the beginning of his second term, his second and his last term in office as president, usually presidents start to think about their legacy, their place in history. many presidents in the past have focused oreign policy, but judging from today's state of the union, maybe president obama wants to focus or emphasize more of his liberal or social agenda, like equality or empowering women, fighting poverty over foreign policy issues. >> president obama also used the state of the union to announce a sharp reduction in u.s. troop levels in afghanistan. 34,000 service personnel will return home by early next year. about half the number currently deployed to the country. some afghans have welcomed the prospect of more control over their own security you while others are concerned afghan soldiers are unprepared. is a spoexz person for the afghan defense ministry on wednesday expressed confidence that local forces are ready to lead combat operations. >> translator: the afghan defense ministry welcomes the decision by the u.s. to withdraw
again during his time in office. >> presidents also touched on foreign policy, praising u.s. soldiers stationed in afghanistan and promising them a speedy return home. >> the president of the united states. [applause] >> it is a washington ritual, long applause, handshakes, and hugs on both sides of the aisle. in his speech, obama focused clearly on domestic issues, among them, raising the minimum wage, reforming immigration, and modernizing the education system. he also address america's political third rail -- gun control. the president promised survivors of gun control violence he would pursue common-sense reform. in a short foreign policy segment of his speech, obama said that efforts were on the course to conclude afghan operations next year. turning to europe, he raised the prospect of a free-trade zone to encourage commerce with european union countries and believe fears his new asian focus would come at europe's expense -- the late -- belay fears. >> trade that is fair and free across the atlantic supports millions of good-paying american jobs. >> but in a bitterly divided was
plant is likely to top his plan of foreign policy issues, but domestically, he also has a host of policies to address from immigration to climate change to gun legislation. >> note issue will get as much attention as the economy. unemployment is still high and almost 8%, and while there have been some encouraging signs of recovery, many americans are still struggling to get by. >> the noise may be unpleasant, but people here are happy to have jobs. local carpet factories are employed in -- an important employer. delta calls itself the carpet capital of the world. over the years, immigrants have flocked to the city to work in such factories. today, about half the population is hispanic. intel was hit hard by the financial crisis. them in mid 2009, our business was hit with the recession just like everybody else, so we limped along for a couple of years, but now that we are starting to see business slowly go back up. >> but things are far from getting back to normal in dalton. many factories closed after the property bubble burst. unemployment here now stands at 11%, higher than
-south relations and other foreign policy matters. she said the nuclear test clearly shows the difficulty of building trust and peace on the korean peninsula. she said she'll focus for the time being on preventing such provocations. she says she wants to spare south koreans from any further anxiety. south korean military personnel are trying to determine the type of bomb scientists used in the test. they've taken to the sea and the sky in search of radioactive substances. a spokesperson for the defense ministry says air samples could help determine the makeup of the bomb. analysts suspect the scientists detonated an enriched uranium device. scientists used plutonium bombs in two previous tests, in 2006 and 2009. defense officials in seoul say they're on the alert for further provocations. >> translator: we have independently developed and deployed the world's highest class of cruise missiles. they have the accuracy and destructive power to immediately attack anywhere in north korea. >> kim says commanders are preparing for the possibilities of another nuclear test and an attack on south k
have used the term "currency war" in connection with monetary easing and foreign exchange policies. but i think most participants agreed it's an exaggeration. >> general leaders have voiced concern over japan's monetary easing. they met with the finance minister to try to get his understanding. is. >>> north korea's nuclear test drew stunned reactions from japan's neighbors. they denounced the test. they're getting ready to impose new sanctions. north korea hit back with their own denunciation. the agency criticized japan in a commentary. it accused the japanese of using the nuclear test as a reason to mill tarrize their country in partnership with the united states. they said the japanese are trying to gain by making false accusations. north koreans used what would have been the birthday of their late leader to justify their nuclear test. officials gathered in pyongyang at what would have been the 71st birthday of kim jong il. they listened to speeches by leaders. number two leader praised kim jong il for having promoted the development of nuclear weapons. he said the nuclear test
coordinate policies on diplomacy and national security. abe is gathering experts to figure out who should sit on the national security council and what roles they would play. former foreign ministry official and former head of the self-defense forces are among the experts on the planning panel. they will meet later this week. abe tried to form a national security council the first time he was prime minister. lawmakers didn't deliberate his bill. council would help government officials deal with events like last month's hostage siege in algeria. they had a hard time getting details as that crisis unfolded. members of the planning panel will try to figure out how to help leaders get information more easily. >>> and now here's the weather forecast. >>> people in brazil are enjoying one of the highlights of the country's annual four-day long party. the samba contest is under way at rio de janeiro's carnival. ♪ things got started on sunday, 12 top class samba teams are taking part, each consisting of up to 4,000 members. they make lavish costumes and floats that pay tribute to everything from cu
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